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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

An overview of courses I have taught on is shown below. Please contact me for further details, or to request syllabuses I have designed for courses that I would like to teach (including Introductions to Philosophy of Psychiatry, Philosophical Psychopathology, and Critical Social Philosophy, and an intermediate course in Philosophical Logic).

 

PROBLEMS OF PHILOSOPHY

2015-16; 2016-17; 2017-18

University of Birmingham - This course introduces students to many of the classic problems that Philosophers still study to this day, including the Mind-Body Problem, The Paradox of Material Constitution, Radical Scepticism, Personal Identity, Ethical Obligation, and Justice.

Responsibilities - Seminar Provision and Marking: Convened by Dr Nikk Effingham (15-16, 16-17) and Dr Darragh Byrne (17-18).

REASONING, PROPAGANDA AND PUBLIC DISCOURSE

2016-17

University of Birmingham - This course introduces students to good reasoning and its enemies, both theoretical and all too real. Topics covered include BullshitArgumentation TheoryFormal and Informal Logic, and Propaganda.

Responsibilities - Seminar Provision and Marking: Convened by Dr Wouter Peeters.

GOD & THE PHILOSOPHERS

2017

Newman University - This course introduces students to the thought of some of the key historical Philosophers, including PlatoAristotleAquinas, Descartes, Locke, Berkeley, and Hume. The course focuses on their respective views on knowledge, and the nature and existence of God.

Responsibilities - Course Design, Lecturing, Seminar Provision, and Marking: Co-convened with Dr Louise Hickman and Dr Thomas Hunt.

FORMAL LOGIC

2019

University of Birmingham - This courses introduces students to the theory and methods of Classical Sentential and First-Order Logic. The course covers basic logical concepts, for instance validity, consistency and soundness, as well as methods for establishing consistency and validity; in particular truth-tables, truth-trees, and natural deduction.

Responsibilities - Seminar Provision and Marking: Convened by Dr Darragh Byrne.